ON THE LAND Corowa market report
The Corowa Market was held on Monday, October 8 with 16,050 lambs yarded at a decrease of 650 from the previous market, while 6,920 sheep were yarded at a decrease of 5,180.
Lamb numbers declined slightly and the quality continues to be good for the well finished new season lambs with 12,250 head offered.
There were mainly trade weights penned along with a few heavy lambs and stores were in reasonable numbers, and with not all buyers operating the competition was easier compared to the sale of two weeks ago with the market easing further.
Light new season lambs were close to firm and averaged from $122 to $140, while restockers were $8 cheaper and averaged $93/head for the bulk of the lines.
Medium and heavy trade weight new season lambs were $8 to $14/head cheaper and averaged from 715c to 730c/kg cwt, as the bulk of the heavy trade weight lambs sold from $160 to $185/head.
Trade old lambs were $14 cheaper and averaged $150/head or 685c/kg cwt, while heavy weight new season lambs were $15 cheaper and closer to firm for the extra heavy weights, they averaged from 720c to 760c/ kg cwt selling from $188 to a top of $240/head.
Mutton numbers decreased and quality was mixed throughout and prices eased $5 to $15/head.
Light ewes sold from $60 to $85/head or 420c/kg cwt. Medium merino ewes sold from $82 to $118/head averaging 435c/kg cwt.
Heavy first cross ewes sold from $115 to $160 averaging 430c/kg cwt while merino wethers sold to $144/ head.
Sam Gordon from Paull & Scollard Culcairn/Henty with Scott Parker from Elders Ltd Corowa discussing the results from the Corowa Sale.